The spacious Extended Cab interior was accented with Zebrano gray wood grain components by
Having his roots buried deep in Texas soil, Mike has always had a passion for pickup trucks. We were fortunate enough to capture his latest all-terrain assault vehicle on film. Mike's '01 Ford F-150 was transformed into a more aggressive on/off-road assault vehicle by Brian Doyen and Joe Conduff, at HOT Motorsports, in Santa Ana, California. A Pro Comp 6-inch lift kit was installed to increase the ride height and improve its performance ride quality. Up front, Brian utilized the factory coil springs with longer Pro Comp spindles and shocks. The rear suspension was elevated by inserting 4-inch blocks between the axle housing and rear leaf spring pack. A set of 20x9-1/2-inch chrome Giovanna Sette wheels were wrapped in Toyo Mud Terrain M/T tires sized 35x12.50R20.
The engine modifications were kept minimal, though Mike has ideas for some serious horsepower upgrades later. The factory 4.2L V-6 received a CGS Motorsports 2-3/4-inch exhaust and catalytic converter system.
The '01 Ford F-150 received a new look up front with the addition of a Street Scene Equipment bumper and Speed Grille, that is flanked by a pair of Matrix One-Piece projector headlights. A Street Scene smooth wiper cowl and mirrors were also installed to achieve that smooth and clean appearance. A Leer 700 series tonneau cover secures any valuables in the bed and contributes to a more aero package, increasing gas mileage. Joe at House of Tint created the vinyl Toe-To-Toe logos found on the extended cab rear side windows and designed the incredible airbrush, tribal painted graphics on the truck sides, that were sprayed by Patrick Guyton at his Blackbird Studio in Anaheim, California. Patrick specializes in insane custom motorcycle, automotive, off-road, boat, and airplane paint schemes. After Patrick sprayed down the real fire, the truck was sent over to Carsmetics in Lake Forest, California, for some final color sanding, then multiple layers of clear coat were added.
Opening the doors exposes the factory seats that were recovered at HOT Motorsports, with Roadwire covers of light gray leather with black suede inserts. The interior's dcor was given a major upgrade when it was highlighted with remarkable Zebrano gray wood grain accents in the dash and door panels done by myautoextras.com. A set of Ryno billet brakes, E-brake and accelerator pedal caps eliminate wear but add foot pedal bling.
The thunderous shockwave sound of pre-fight entertainment is headed up by a Pioneer AVIC-N1 head unit that directs the tunes through a Crossfire XP Series amp with Crossfire speakers and a Crossfire XPSeries 1000.1 class D amp that powers the two Crossfire 10-inch subwoofers. Brian at HOT Motorsports designed and built a custom center console to house the subwoofers.
Whenever Mike "Quick" Swick rolls up to an Ultimate Fight Championship bout, he is already intimidating his opponent with this mean-looking Ford.